John Rubino was back for our Monday discussion. While the US appears to be ending QE, Europe's economy is going down fast. Will the ECB be doing QE or will it just watch, that's the big question? While they decide, the dollar continues to pick up strength, even though new housing sales continue to decline. But auto sales are up thanks to lower credit standards and cut rate financing, so everything will work out in the long run, right? 

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Aaron has been mining Bitcoins for the past couple of years. He believes that crypto-currencies are the future. Why risk your wealth in fiat currencies and subject yourself to the criminal practices of the world's banksters, when you can store your wealth in Bitcoin and also have the potential of appreciation? Bitcoin has been extremely volatile since the Cyprus Bail-in and no one knows where it's heading. However, there are so many aspects of the crypto-currency that make it irresitible to the world's business community and Aaron wants to get there ahead of them. 

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Ben Brunson is an economist, author and thinker on things political and military. Besides the actual facts of the incident that took place in Ferguson, Mo., the police reaction seemed off balance and not well thought out. Coming out in military uniforms with armored transports and weaponry was pouring gasoline on the fire. Rather than putting out the disturbance, it caused it to continue for two weeks. But looking the other way didn't work either. Militarized police are the rule in America today. How did it happen and where is this trend headed? Ben gives us a closer look and helps you understand what's next. 

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Jason Hartman was on to discuss the Robotification of the workforce. By some estimates as many as 45% of all jobs are ripe for replacement by robots. Will this really happen? It's very possible, consider the case of the automated burger flipper that produces 360 burgers per hour, never takes a coffee break or a sick day. Or the driverless Google Car that takes you on your way at high speeds in near complete safety, day or night. It's coming and coming soon, to an interstate near you. 

Jason's giving away a couple tickets to his Little Rock event in September. Email him at contact@jasonhartman.com

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Ayn Rand Institute's Don Watkins is outraged over the notion that Walmart employees deserve a piece of the profits just for showing up. Walmart does have a profit sharing plan in place. The obvious question comes to mind, if the employees want to share profits, are they willing to share losses as well? Obviously not, that's why they're employees. There's a difference between capital and labor and it's called risk. 

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Robert Ian has made a career of helping others keep up with and adjust to change. Now we're seeing the pace of change accelerate all around us. It's no longer enough to just keep up, you've got to anticipate it and stay ahead of it. Keeping debt low and investing in yourself always works whenever it's tried. That's what Conquering Change is all about. 

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Ivan Eland Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Peace and Liberty joined us today to discuss the ISIS situation in the Iraq. After the beheading of reporter James Foley, one has to wonder what action the US will take next. ISIS is clearly losing more friends than it's making, but the call to act is getting louder in the Halls of Congress and elsewhere around the Country. Will Obama just keep efforts where they are now or will he up the ante? 

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Ned Schmidt says that the near universal optimism sweeping the stock market reminds him of 2000. The optimism is so high that it's sucking everyone out of all the other investments and gold and silver investors need to look beyond what's happening now. Are you going to follow the herd or have the herd follow you? Does it really matter if the number of Twitter accounts grows and the number of Tweets increases? What is the marginal propensity to Tweet really worth?

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Financial Sense's Cris Sheridan was on the show today. While this bull market has many skeptics, Cris believes that the numbers don't lie and that there still is more to come. Corporate profits are still high and don't show any signs of pulling back in the near future, which should be good for stocks. So far Cris has been right on the money. 

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Alasdair Macleod was with us today discussing the new and improved Silver Fix. It seems the new fix is no more transparent than the old one. Administered by the CME Group and Reuters, Alasdair is finding it quite unhelpful. He states that the precious metals business is expanding throughout the globe and that London will lose its once cherished position as the center of the tradeto China. 

We also discussed the posibility of QE for the Eurozone. With the economic slowdown in full bloom, how much longer will the ECB be able to resist calls for the monetary elixir known as Quantitative Easing? After all, it's worked so well in the USA. 

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Phil Davis of philstockworld.com says he's the most influential person on Twitter. His site has been around since 2006. His investment philosophy centers around minimizing risk by putting your money in situations where you're the house not the player. It's an options based strategy that can yield high returns. When it comes to economy, Phil is no Austrian Economist. He believes that the free market and capitalism can no longer deliver the goods. While we don't agree on everything, we do agree that government is not going to come to your rescue, so you better start developing your Plan B.

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David Morgan of the The Morgan Report joined us today for a recap of recent precious metals trends. These markets are still captive to the manipulative paper forces that have kept them well below their true value for years, except for Palladium and Platinum. Palladium just hit a 13.5 year high. Platinum has hit a plateau, but based on the action in Palladium, we could easily see it go higher. Once this happens, will it pull silver and gold with it? This is often the case. One thing is certain though, the whimpering exit of the 117 year Silver Fix has been met with a complete yawn and it's business as usual. 

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Mickey Fulp, the Mercenary Geologist and I discussed current petroleum supply trends. While we were speaking, the per barrel price broke $95. It is estimated that world geo-political termoil is keeping almost 4 percent of production off the market. Who knows what the price would be if that was released into the market. Another interesting development is that the Too Big To Fail Banks are no longer welcome in the commodity markets since passage of Dodd-Frank. Perhaps their absence has led to a lower short position and therefore a lower price for all. One thing is certain, it is quite unusual to see gasoline prices decline in August. 

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We spoke with Dennis Miller today of MillersMoney.com. With zero percent interest rates and fear of a market crash prevalent, money is pouring into annuities. However, there are some major concerns about them that Dennis want you to be aware of. He's written a free report--The Truth About Annuities: The Three Dangers You Must Avoid When Shopping for Annuities. Before buying, it's a good idea to take a look and get educated about the risks you might be facing. 

 

Get it here: http://www.caseyresearch.com/go/v6zbb-2/MIL

 

 

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John Rubino says that last year the world kind of forgot about Europe. After ECB head Mario Draghi vowed to “do whatever it takes” to get the Continent growing, the markets calmed down, money got cheap and plentiful and functionally-bankrupt countries like Greece, Italy and Spain stopped making scary headlines. To the casual observer it began to look like the euro project might actually succeed.

Then the mirage evaporated. Five years into a recovery that should, if it followed the normal script, be in danger of overheating, the major eurozone countries are actually slipping back into recession. Germany and Italy clocked in with -0.2% GDP growth in the second quarter, while France was exactly zero. For countries that continue to pile new debt on top of already unsustainable mountains of old debt, zero growth isn’t stasis, it’s death. So how far can QE be? 

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In Gerald Celente's latest Trends Journal he compares today's food with that of yester year. As might be expected, the quality is way down. Same with our dress and the way we speak and conduct ourselves. Gerald says if you want to change the country, change yourself. We all need to take responsibility for the way things are today. His new movement OccupyPeace.Us is the beginning. Think and act locally! 

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We just got back from an incredible event in Dallas, TX--Podcast Movement. There were over 600 Podcasters in attendance, producing programs on virtually any subject you can imagine, from pet care-to finance-to personal health. We're committed to expanding and distributing the newsletter up and running on a regular basis by the end of the month. We invite any loyal FSN member to get involved with this project. If you've got the time, there's a great opportunity here. Just write us at khl@kerrylutz.com and let's see if we can work together here. We're also looking to help coach rising entrepreneurs. It's your way to success in the New Economy!

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Manipulation Mondays with Andrew Hoffman:

  • 10 Year yield plunging;
  • Horrible retail sales;
  • Decision time major Central Banks need to decide;
  • Europe need to do QE fast;
  • China housing prices are plunging;
  • Power consumption is plunging across China;
  • UK housing prices are dropping at record rates;
  • Canada employment report revised upward;
  • New silver fix—Friday first day;
  • Fed's Jackson Hole Meeting this Friday.
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Hard to believe that August 15, 2014 marks the 43rd anniversary of Nixon's fateful decision to close the gold window. How much different would life be today had he instead chosen to devalue the dollar? Now the world finds itself on the brink of a new currency crisis. With wars breaking out around the globe, one must wonder--when will man learn from history? 

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James Hirsen was on discussing the suicide of Robin Williams. What is it about Hollywood and modern American celebrity life that causes so many of them to die before their time? James believes that it's a certain attitude towards life, living just for today's pleasure and never really understanding what the important things in life really are. This inevitably leads to drug abuse, alcoholism and other forms of self-medication and eventually tragedy. 

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Craig Hempke a/k/a Turd Ferguson joined us today for a look at precious metals trends. His last call was right on the money and this one will probably be too. As expected, gold hit 1345 and pulled back to 1278. Could 1392 be next? Today is the Silver Fix's last day in existence, after 117 years. It will be interesting to see if it all really matters. And the situation in the Ukraine and Iraq look ever more grim. 

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They used to call Gary Dorsch Sir Charts A Lot. He liked it so much that he started a website and business by that name. With over 30 years of market experience, Gary believes that the key to inflation is commodity prices, especially in light of how corrupted government statistics have become over the past couple of decades. Right now the signs are uncertain, but soon they should clear up and give a better picture. 

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We spoke with Bill Holter today. There's a lot going on in the world today and much of it is bad for the dollar and the US. While the Iraq situation goes from bad to worse, the Ukraine situation slips from public attention, but gets all the more serious. More bilateral deals are taking place and the de-dollarization is picking up steam. Where will it all end? Thinking of buying Platinum of Palladium? Bill thinks it might not be a bad idea. 

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Ron and discuss his new book The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. He presents far bigger and more consequential stories that are making headlines about our nation’s leaders and the agency sworn to protect them. Kessler widens his scope to include presidential candidates and former presidents after they leave the White House. In particular, he focuses on first ladies and their children and their relationships with the presidents. 

 From observing Vice President Joe Biden’s reckless behavior that jeopardizes the country’s safety, to escorting Bill Clinton’s blond mistress at Chappaqua, to overhearing First Lady Michelle Obama’s admonitions to the president, to witnessing President Nixon’s friends bring him a nude stripper, to seeing their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail.

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As Danielle said, "The world is a messy place during the best of times." And these certainly aren't the best of times. So you need to minimize your risk, even if that means accepting a lower yield. Witness the slaughter that just took place in the high yield (junk) bond market. Return of investment is now far more important than return on investment, that's just the way it works after a credit bust. 

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